Average Weather in Easton Maine, United States
In Easton, the summers are comfortable and partly cloudy and the winters are freezing, snowy, and mostly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 1°F to 76°F and is rarely below -18°F or above 85°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Easton for warm-weather activities is from late June to late August.
The warm season lasts for 3.7 months, from May 27 to September 17, with an average daily high temperature above 65°F. The hottest day of the year is July 27, with an average high of 76°F and low of 56°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.3 months, from December 2 to March 11, with an average daily high temperature below 32°F. The coldest day of the year is January 30, with an average low of 1°F and high of 21°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature
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In Easton, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year in Easton begins around June 15 and lasts for 4.4 months, ending around October 28. On August 31, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 61% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 39% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 28 and lasts for 7.6 months, ending around June 15. On January 11, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 68% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 32% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Easton varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 3.2 months, from May 15 to August 22, with a greater than 33% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 45% on July 12.
The drier season lasts 8.8 months, from August 22 to May 15. The smallest chance of a wet day is 21% on February 11.
Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation in Easton changes throughout the year.
Rain alone is the most common for 8.5 months, from March 19 to December 2. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 45% on July 12.
Snow alone is the most common for 3.5 months, from December 2 to March 19. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 17% on December 30.
Daily Chance of Precipitation
To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Easton experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Easton. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around July 18, with an average total accumulation of 3.7 inches.
The least rain falls around February 11, with an average total accumulation of 0.5 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
We report snowfall in liquid-equivalent terms. The actual depth of new snowfall is typically between 5 and 10 times the liquid-equivalent amount, assuming the ground is frozen. Colder, drier snow tends to be on the higher end of that range and warmer, wetter snow on the lower end.
As with rainfall, we consider the snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Easton experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 6.5 months, from October 19 to May 3, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around February 25, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 1.5 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 5.5 months, from May 3 to October 19. The least snow falls around July 28, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Easton varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 8 hours, 33 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 15 hours, 51 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 4:37 AM on June 16, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 44 minutes later at 7:21 AM on November 6. The earliest sunset is at 3:43 PM on December 10, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 46 minutes later at 8:29 PM on June 25.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Easton during 2021, starting in the spring on March 14, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 7.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases.
Moon Rise, Set & Phases
The perceived humidity level in Easton, as measured by the percentage of time in which the humidity comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable, does not vary significantly over the course of the year, staying within 3% of 3% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Easton experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 6.1 months, from November 3 to May 6, with average wind speeds of more than 6.8 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 26, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.4 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 5.9 months, from May 6 to November 3. The calmest day of the year is August 1, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.2 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Easton varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the north for 1.0 months, from April 4 to May 4, with a peak percentage of 33% on April 13. The wind is most often from the south for 1.5 months, from May 4 to June 18, with a peak percentage of 33% on June 13. The wind is most often from the west for 9.5 months, from June 18 to April 4, with a peak percentage of 44% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Easton throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.
The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Easton for general outdoor tourist activities is from late June to late August, with a peak score in the last week of July.
The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Easton for hot-weather activities is from early July to mid August, with a peak score in the last week of July.
For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.
Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.
Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.
Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.
Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.
The growing season in Easton typically lasts for 4.1 months (127 days), from around May 18 to around September 22, rarely starting before May 1 or after June 4, and rarely ending before September 5 or after October 10.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Easton should appear around May 16, only rarely appearing before May 7 or after May 26.
Growing Degree Days
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from May 7 to August 24, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.3 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 2, with an average of 6.4 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from October 27 to February 12, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.2 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 17, with an average of 1.1 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Easton are 46.641 deg latitude, -67.909 deg longitude, and 610 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Easton contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 253 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 629 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,486 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (2,277 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Easton is covered by cropland (56%) and trees (35%), within 10 miles by trees (58%) and cropland (33%), and within 50 miles by trees (84%) and cropland (10%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Easton, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
There are 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Easton.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Easton according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at Easton is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Easton and a given station.
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .